Monday, June 11, 2012

Hunting Bears in the Sky

Bootes : various constellations in a starry night sky Stock Photo
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Bootes (boo-OH-teez) is the most ancient of all constellations.  Depending on the society, he either hunts or protects the bears, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, as he follows them around the North Pole.  Bootes is visible in the northern hemisphere spring and summer, and crosses the meridian on June 15.  For more information click here.  What did you learn today?

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